Our Handwriting & Yoga camp lays the foundation for efficient and neat handwriting skills as well as skills beneficial for learning. It is ideal for kids ages 5-10, but depending on the group make up we can take kids outside of this age range.
The camp is led by an occupational therapist and certified Yoga teacher, and facilitated by volunteers. Camp size is limited to 8 kids.
Each day incorporates sensory motor activities that work on the proprioceptive, vestibular, tactile and visual systems as well as activities to improve fine motor and visual motor skills. The yoga practice helps to improve body awareness, attention, self-regulatory abilities and learn relaxation techniques (important for reducing stress and anxiety). When a child is calm they can easily access their higher functioning cognitive abilities!
We use the Handwriting Without Tears workbooks to practice handwriting. It uses a story telling technique to help kids remember the correct formation of letters and the style eliminates distractions to help kids focus on the fundamentals. In the workbooks the kids will work on correct letter formation, spacing and letter reversals. We provide tools to aid on correct pencil grip and develop fine motor skills. Cursive is also available to those kids who have mastered print.
In 2019 this camp will be held the first 2 weeks of June. Please fill out the registration form to reserve your place.